Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Department of Economics News

Evidence-Based Policy in Antitrust: The Need for Ongoing Merger Retrospectives

“The time has come to update our antitrust enforcement infrastructure,” writes Professor John Kwoka in ProMarket
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Critics to FTC: Don’t accept partial divestitures as remedies in mergers

In this FTC Watch article, Professor John Kwoka is interviewed about the Federal Trade Commission’s recent review of its remedies in merger cases…
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More families are struggling with poverty in Boston’s affluent suburbs

The Dukakis Center’s 2016 Greater Boston Housing Report Card is cited in this Boston Globe February 21, 2017 article…
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Spotlights

The Boston Marathon

Professor John Kwoka weighs in on the economic impact of the Boston Marathon to the city and community.

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Benefits of Summer Youth Employment

Northeastern labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino is leading a multi-year study with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to shed light on what works for summer jobs programs, as well as what works for whom, under what conditions, and why.

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For Better or For Worse

Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey
Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's paper has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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